Thursday, 31 October 2019

Why Relationships Matter in a Toxic World Swept by Negativity and Rats

Do you feel the rats are winning the rat race?

Written by Robyn T. Braley

Communication is what you say, how you say it and interpreting how it is received. Next comes connecting which leads to relationship. At that point, the focus shifts from you to the other person. 

Relationships are fast tracked when when there is clear authenticity and transparency. Each person demonstrates that they value each other and their opinions. That’s when the seeds of positive relationships are sown.

On the other side, relationships don't happen when we only engage people because we want something. Don’t you hate it when that happens? We’ve all had the call from the guy we haven’t heard from for 10 months. They always have a great opportunity … which in the end benefits them. 

Relationships form when there is a mutual exchange of ideas, time, respect and an offer of help even if it is not requested. Knowing what really matters is the starting point for quality relationships. 

On the job or in the home, when we begin to see others as friends rather than enemies, we begin to grow the seeds. 

We see others as friends and colleagues
Others are more than ‘tools’ used for crafting our own success 
We have a vested interest in our mutual journeys

Chronic Bad Behavior

Every day we are exposed to the worst examples of how not to build relationships. In fact, it is worse than the worst!  Constant negativity has created a toxic atmosphere reinforced by multiple replays on mainstream and social media.

How do you stay positive when there is so much negative energy in the air? Are you feeling you have been drawn so far into the swirling vortex of negativity that you have no choice but to follow along?